Andrea Petö

Andrea Pető is Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary and a Doctor of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She is teaching courses on European comparative social and gender history, gender and politics, women’s movements, qualitative methods, oral history, and the Holocaust. Author of 5 books, editor of 31 volumes, as well as 259 articles and chapters in books published in seventeen languages. On the editorial board of 6 international and 2 Hungarian academic journals. She also serves as an associate editor for The European Journal of Women’s Studies. She has also been a guest professor at the universities of Toronto, Buenos Aires, Novi Sad, Stockholm, and Frankfurt.

She is the author, with Ildikó Barna, of Political Justice in Budapest after WWII (2015) and co-editor, with Ayşe Gül Altınay, of Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories: Feminist Conversation on War, Genocide, and Political Violence (2016). She has an extensive list of publications in internationally renowned e-journals as OpenDemocracy, Queries, Social Europe, Political Critique, Conversations, The Huffington Post, Der Standard and on popular blogs in Hungarian as Galamus, Dinamo, Kettős Mérce, Mandiner contributing to the discussion on progressive politics.

She served as a coordinator of training as a Core Group Member of GenderSte, COST Network of Women in Science, Technology, and Environment and member of Horizon2020 Societal Challenge Advisory Group (2014-2016, 2016-2018) and as a member and Vice Chair of Advisory Group on Gender (2014-2016, 2016-2018). She also served board member (2009-2014), co-president (2011-2014) of Atgender, The European Association for Gender Research, Education, and Documentation.

In 2005, she was awarded the Officer’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary by the President of the Hungarian Republic and the Bolyai Prize by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2006.

Presented lecture: Who is your stranger? Ethnicization of Jewish communities in Europe

The ‘refugee crises’ posed serious moral, political and religious challenges to different Jewish communities as it changed “grammars of everyday life” (Burkart and Christensen). The new forms of geopolitical “symbolic bordering” (Chouliaraki) divided the already divided and fragmented Jewish communities. The talk analyses the different responses to militarization and securitization while examining the potentials of resistance of politics of care.

Selective list of publications

  • Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, Gender/ War, ed. Andrea Pető, Gale, Cangage Learning, 2017.
  • „Revisionist histories, ‘future memories’: far-right memorialization practices in Hungary.” in European Politics and Society, 2017.1. 41-51.
  • Gender and Far Right Politics in Europe. eds. Michaela Köttig, Renate Bitzan, Andrea Petö, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
  • Ayşe Gül Altınay and Andrea Pető (eds.) Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories. Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence, Routledge, 2016.
  • Political Justice in Budapest after World War II, CEU Press, Budapest-New York, 2015.
  • Andrea Pető, Louise Hecht, Karolina Krauska (eds.) Women and Holocaust: New Perspectives and Challenges. IBL, Warsawa, 2015, and CEU Press 2017.
  • Ayşe Gül Altınay and Andrea Pető, “Europe and the century of genocides: New directions in the feminist theorizing of genocide” in European Journal of Women’s Studies November 2015. 22. 4. 379-385.
  • Szapor, Judith, Pető, Andrea, Hametz, Maura, Calloni, Marina, (eds.) Jewish Intellectual Women in Central Europe 1860-2000. The Edwin Mellen Press, 2012.